|Stuart Small, Sophos's UK sales and marketing director, presented the award to Paul Prior of Foursys.|
Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against viruses, spyware and spam, has announced the winners of its Partner Awards 2006, designed to showcase its top performing UK channel business partners. Cambridge-based Foursys, a specialist in Sophos Anti-Virus software, retained its title of 'UK partner of the year' for the fifth year running, as well as receiving a new 'special achievement' award in recognition of its outstanding sales success and commitment to Sophos.
The 'UK partner of the year' award recognises resellers that have demonstrated a dedication to building advantageous, successful and profitable relationships, both with customers and the Sophos sales team. The 2006 nominees were Foursys, Softcat, PC World Business, which was awarded 'new business growth partner of the year', and Civica, named Sophos's 'corporate partner of the year'.
"To receive the UK partner of the year award for the fifth time is a credit to everyone at Foursys, and it's an honour to be recognised once more for our continued commitment to Sophos," said Paul Prior, managing director at Foursys. "Going forward we intend to maintain our high service levels and strong customer relationships, and the forthcoming new Sophos Anti-Virus solution means there's an exciting challenge ahead if we want to make it six wins in a row."
The awards took place on 11 May at the Hilton Metropole, London, as part of the Sophos UK Partner Conference 2006. This annual event offers Sophos business partners an insight into future plans and developments, as well as providing a platform on which to discuss ideas for furthering Sophos's business.
"We have a longstanding, strong relationship with Foursys, and the company has continued to deliver exceptionally high revenues while providing outstanding expertise and support for its customers," said Stuart Small, UK sales and marketing director at Sophos. "PC World Business should also get a special mention, both for its 'new business growth partner of the year' accolade, and for being the first partner to support and sell Sophos's new ES4000 appliance."
The full list of winners is as follows:
VALUE ADDED RESELLER OF THE YEAR
Winner - Evolution
Commended - Foursys
CORPORATE PARTNER OF THE YEAR
Winner - Civica
Commended - Computacenter
SMALL BUSINESS PARTNER OF THE YEAR
Winner - TSG
Commended - PC World Business
NEW BUSINESS GROWTH PARTNER OF THE YEAR
Winner - PC World Business
Commended - TSG, Civica and Videss
NEW PARTNER OF THE YEAR
Winner - Videss
Commended - Caretower
UK PARTNER OF THE YEAR
Winner - Foursys
Commended - PC World Business, Civica and Softcat
SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Winner - Foursys